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    DescriptionA new edition published on the twenty-fifth anniversary of Baldwin's death, including a new introduction by an important contemporary writer Since its original publication in 1955, this first nonfiction collection of essays by James Baldwin remains an American classic. His impassioned essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and African Americans abroad are as powerful today as when they were first written. "A straight-from-the-shoulder writer, writing about the troubled problems of this troubled earth with an illuminating intensity." --Langston Hughes, "The New York Times Book Review" "Written with bitter clarity and uncommon grace." --"Time"


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    Title
    Notes of a Native Son
    Subtitle
    3rd Edition - Including the 1984 Author's Preface
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Baldwin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780807064313
    ISBN 10: 0807064319
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
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    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC V2.8: POL004000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 42
    Ingram Subject Code: EI
    Libri: I-EI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27540
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 305.896073
    DC19: 305.896073
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    B&T Approval Code: A26454500
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    DC22: 305.8/96073
    BISAC V2.8: LCO002010
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC056000
    B&T Approval Code: C26100501
    BISAC V2.8: SOC001000
    LC classification: E185.61.B2, E185.61 .B2 1990
    Thema V1.0: DNL, JPVH, NHTB
    Edition
    2, New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Beacon Press
    Imprint name
    Beacon Press
    Publication date
    01 August 1990
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Author Information
    James Baldwin (1924-1987) was a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic, and one of America's foremost writers. His essays, such as "Notes of a Native Son" (1955), explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-twentieth-century America. A Harlem, New York, native, he primarily made his home in the south of France. His novels include "Giovanni's Room" (1956), about a white American expatriate who must come to terms with his homosexuality, and "Another Country" (1962), about racial and gay sexual tensions among New York intellectuals. His inclusion of gay themes resulted in much savage criticism from the black community. "Going to Meet the Man" (1965) and "Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone" (1968) provided powerful descriptions of American racism. As an openly gay man, he became increasingly outspoken in condemning discrimination against lesbian and gay people.
    Review quote
    "He named for me the things you feel but couldn't utter. . . . Jimmy's essays articulated for the first time to white America what it meant to be American and a black American at the same time."--Henry Louis Gates, Jr. "A straight-from-the-shoulder writer, writing about the troubled problems of this troubled earth with an illuminating intensity."--Langston Hughes, "The New York Times Book Review" "Written with bitter clarity and uncommon grace." --"Time" " "